French and Indian War Notices Abstracted from Colonial Newspapers, Volume 3: January 1, 1758-September 17, 1759


Abercrombie's humiliating defeat at Ticonderoga in 1758 was the last straw for the beleaguered British Army. After three years of attempts to remove the French from their settlements and forts on English territory, the British resolved to replace their inept, politically appointed commanders with reputable generals. The new strategy proposed and adopted was to combine the British regulars, provincial forces and militias into three expeditions to attack the French on three fronts simultaneously, and to take all of Canada, ridding North America of all French interests. One by one, the French forts fell: DuQuesne, Frontenac, Louisbourg, Ticonderoga and Crown Point. This volume takes the reader up to the eve of Wolfe's invasion of Quebec City. These pages contain the exact articles presented to the reader as originally published; there are facts, rumors, exaggerations, unconfirmed reports and several downright falsehoods. Extracts of private letters from the different frontiers, forts and settlements, describe atrocities committed by the French, the Canadians and their Indian allies. Includes reproductions of 19th-century battle maps of Ticonderoga, Louisbourg, and Quebec.

Armand Francis Lucier

(1999), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 368 pp.

ISBN: 9780788413032